African Dream

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Cruise line
CroisiEurope

Current cruise:
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African Dream Review and Specifications

Specifications of African Dream

Year built 2017 new ship
Owner CroisiEurope
Speed 9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA) 58 m / 190 ft
Passengers 8 - 16
Crew 16
Decks 3
Cabins 8
Decks with cabins 2

Review of African Dream

CroisiEurope's African Dream cruise ship is the company's expansion into South Africa's river cruising market. The vessel is a houseboat-type riverboat operating on Chobe and Zambezi river cruises leaving roundtrip from Kasane Botswana.

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

Carrying just 16 passengers, with crew-to-passenger ratio 1:1, the African Dream houseboat has 8 outside-facing, top-luxury suites, each sized 17 m2 (183 ft2), plsu 2 same-sized balcony staterooms, each with a 3,5 m2 (38 ft2) veranda. All cabins are located on Lower Deck.

The Upper Deck has the ship's panoramic Bar Lounge, plus the rooftop patio (Sun Deck area) with swimming pool and sunloungers. The riverboat also has a panoramic restaurant and large observation deck.

CroisiEurope African Dream houseboat cruise ship

In addition to guests from France, CroisiEurope's African cruises attract international travelers, so all of the ship's crew are bilingual. Onboard announcements and  itinerary / tours information are in English. English-speaking local guides lead all shore excursions.

Chobe ad Zambezi river cruise itinerary

The CroisiEurope company offers an 8-nights / 9-days African cruisetour itinerary program visiting Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. All itineraries start with an overnight Johannesburg hotel stay (in South Africa), followed by a 3-night cruise on Chobe and Zambezi rivers and a 4-night land stay (in lodge accommodation owned by CroisiEurope). African shore excursions program (cruise fare inclusive) includes visits to Victoria Falls, wine estate tour and African jeep safari tour in Chobe National Park (Botswana), home to around 130,000 elephants (nearly 1/4 of Africa's total elephant population).

  • CroisiEurope's Chobe River cruise itinerary is themed "Southern Africa: travel to the ends of the earth".
  • Itinerary length is 9-days. The itinerary with extended stay at Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) is 11-nights / 12-days.
  • Prices vary between EUR 4000-5000 (pp / 9-day cruisetours) and EUR 6000-6600 (pp / 12-day cruisetours).
  • Next is shown CroisiEurope African Dream's river cruise itinerary map.

CroisiEurope Africa cruise itinerary map (Chobe and Zambezi rivers, South Africa)

Follows the list of the cruise itinerary ports of call and land tours:

  • Day 1 JOHANNESBURG - meet & greet at the hotel around 12 noon, coach travel towards Soweto, follows lunch before the tour to Freedom Park, next is dinner and overnight 4-star hotel stay.
  • Day 2: JOHANNESBURG - KASANE - CRUISING- flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, airport transfer to the cruise ship African Dream, follow welcome cocktail, lunch and cruising along Kasai Channel. Follow the company's private mooring on Chobe River, dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 3: CRUISING - jeep safari in Chobe National Park, follows onboard lunch and afternoon cruising to Zambezi River (Zambia-Namibia border). In the afternoon there is a small motor boat (water safari) tour for wildlife viewing. Follows onboard dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 4: CRUISING to Kabulabula. The Chobe National Park cruise experience features unique wildlife (zebras, Cape buffalos, antelopes, various birds). Follows onboard dinner and overnight on the houseboat.
  • Day 5: CHOBE RIVER - SEDUDU ISLAND - LODGE - morning disembarkation is followed by water safari (motor boat tour) to watch game animals. Follows "floating restaurant” lunch in the middle of Chobe River (featuring local delicacies), then is the travel to the CroisiEurope’s lodge. The travel route includes Sedudu Island and wildlife viewing (hippopotami, water buffalos, crocodiles). After the arrival at the lodge, guests check into their rooms. Follow dinner and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 6: IMPALILA ISLAND - morning departure from the lodge on a tour visiting a local school. Follow the return to the CroisiEurope's lodge for lunch and free time afternoon at the lodge (has swimming pool). After dinner follows a local storyteller time with region's mysterious legends, and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 7: IMPALILA ISLAND - morning tour to an authentic African / Namibian village. Follow the return to the lodge, lunch, free time afternoon, dinner (served under the stars), overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 8: VICTORIA FALLS - coach travel for Victoria Falls, follows lunch cruise, afternoon walking tour to the waterfalls in Zimbabwe. Next are the "Boma” dinner (with traditional dancing and music performances) and the overnight 4-star hotel stay.
  • Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS - Breakfast and hotel check-out. There is an optional helicopter tour to Victoria Falls (in the morning).
  • Notes: The order and port / tour times can change depending on weather. Wildlife viewing in Chobe National Park is not 100% guaranteed. The Victoria Falls helicopter tour also depends on weather conditions.
  • Another famous African houseboat cruise ship on Chobe River is Zambezi Queen (also chartered by AMAwaterways).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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African Dream Itineraries 2017

The below listed African Dream cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Chobe National Park cruise port

10 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $8445
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10 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
12 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
13 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
14 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

13 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5576
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13 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
15 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
16 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
17 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

16 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $7848
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16 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
18 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
19 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
20 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

19 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5780
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19 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
21 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
22 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
23 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

25 December 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5780
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25 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
27 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
28 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
29 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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African Dream Itineraries 2018

The below listed African Dream cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Chobe National Park cruise port

06 January 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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06 Jan      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
08 Jan     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
09 Jan     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
10 Jan      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

24 January 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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24 Jan      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
26 Jan     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
27 Jan     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
28 Jan      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

30 January 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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30 Jan      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
01 Feb     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
02 Feb     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
03 Feb      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

05 February 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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05 Feb      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
07 Feb     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
08 Feb     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
09 Feb      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

19 March 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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19 Mar      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
21 Mar     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
22 Mar     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
23 Mar      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

25 March 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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25 Mar      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
27 Mar     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
28 Mar     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
29 Mar      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

06 April 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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06 Apr      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
08 Apr     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
09 Apr     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
10 Apr      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

18 May 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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18 May      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
20 May     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
21 May     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
22 May      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

24 May 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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24 May      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
26 May     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
27 May     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
28 May      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

30 May 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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30 May      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
01 Jun     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
02 Jun     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
03 Jun      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

05 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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05 Jun      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
07 Jun     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
08 Jun     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
09 Jun      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

11 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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11 Jun      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
13 Jun     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
14 Jun     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
15 Jun      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

17 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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17 Jun      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
19 Jun     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
20 Jun     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
21 Jun      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

23 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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23 Jun      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
25 Jun     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
26 Jun     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
27 Jun      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

29 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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29 Jun      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
01 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
02 Jul     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
03 Jul      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

05 July 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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05 Jul      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
07 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
08 Jul     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
09 Jul      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

11 July 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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11 Jul      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
13 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
14 Jul     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
15 Jul      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

17 July 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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17 Jul      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
19 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
20 Jul     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
21 Jul      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

23 July 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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23 Jul      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
25 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
26 Jul     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
27 Jul      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

29 July 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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29 Jul      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
31 Jul     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
01 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
02 Aug      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

04 August 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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04 Aug      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
06 Aug     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
07 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
08 Aug      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

10 August 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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10 Aug      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
12 Aug     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
13 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
14 Aug      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

16 August 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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16 Aug      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
18 Aug     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
19 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
20 Aug      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

22 August 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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22 Aug      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
24 Aug     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
25 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
26 Aug      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

28 August 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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28 Aug      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
30 Aug     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
31 Aug     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
01 Sep      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

03 September 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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03 Sep      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
05 Sep     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
06 Sep     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
07 Sep      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

09 September 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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09 Sep      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
11 Sep     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
12 Sep     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
13 Sep      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

15 September 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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15 Sep      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
17 Sep     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
18 Sep     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
19 Sep      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

21 September 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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21 Sep      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
23 Sep     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
24 Sep     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
25 Sep      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

27 September 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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27 Sep      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
29 Sep     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
30 Sep     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
01 Oct      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

03 October 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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03 Oct      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
05 Oct     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
06 Oct     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
07 Oct      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

21 October 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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21 Oct      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
23 Oct     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
24 Oct     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
25 Oct      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

14 November 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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14 Nov      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
16 Nov     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
17 Nov     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
18 Nov      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

20 November 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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20 Nov      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
22 Nov     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
23 Nov     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
24 Nov      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

26 November 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5570
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26 Nov      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
28 Nov     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
29 Nov     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
30 Nov      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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Chobe National Park cruise port

20 December 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Kasane to Chobe National Park
Prices starting
from $5780
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20 Dec      Departing from Kasane, Botswana   
22 Dec     Chobe National Park, Botswana (Chobe River)   
23 Dec     Kasenu Village, Botswana (Chobe River)   
24 Dec      Arriving in Chobe National Park, Botswana   

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